PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS FOR 3 AND 4 YEAR-OLDS

3 YEAR-OLD PROGRAM

Our pre-k 3 program teaches fun, creative, hands on, age appropriate lessons that enhance the growth and development of the whole child through daily centers.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Students admitted to the pre-k 3 Year-Old program must be three years old by September 30th.

Birth certificate and baptismal certificate (if applicable), as well as a copy of immunization records are required.

HOURS

See the School Hours Section of our Administration page

STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO

The student/teacher ratio for the pre-k program will be 12 students per adult.

UNIFORMS

See the Dress Code Section of our Administration page

TUITION

See the Tuition page

PRE-KINDERGARTEN 3 YEAR-OLD PROGRAM CURRICULUM

 

Religion

  • Introduce simple prayers (morning and meal)
  • Recognize how much God loves each of us and is living in our hearts
  • Increase their knowledge of the Christian meaning of Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter

Language Arts

Build a foundation of communication skills

  • Letter recognition
  • Use a sentence or sentences to express needs
  • Focus during circle or story time to learn to listen to others

Math

  • Recognize numbers 0 to 20
  • Sort, match, compare, classify objects
  • Recognize basic shapes

Science

  • Recognize and identify types of weather and the four seasons (during circle)

Basic Skills and Socialization

  • Recognize first and last name in upper case format
  • Transition from one activity to another
  • Improve working and playing cooperatively

Art/Music

  • Appreicate music through singing and listening to a variety of music
  • Participate in the playing of rhythm instruments
  • Develop self-expression through various media and materials
  • Recognize the eight basic colors

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

 

  • Grasp, hold, and manipulate objects
  • Cut in straight and curved lines
  • Draw lines and shapes
  • Improve coordination through hopping, balancing, skipping, throwing, and catching

4 YEAR-OLD PROGRAM

PMA's Pre-Kindergarten Program is for three and four-year olds and opened in the fall of 2007. Contact June Nolet (x 203) in Admissions for a registration form or for more information. You can also contact her by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Students admitted to the pre-k program must be four years old by September 30th.

Birth certificate and baptismal certificate (if applicable), as well as a copy of immunization records are required.

HOURS

See the School Hours Section of our Administration page

STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO

The student/teacher ratio for the pre-k program will be 12 students per adult.

UNIFORMS

See the Dress Code Section of our Administration page

TUITION

See the Tuition page

 

PRE-KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM


Religion

  • Introduce simple prayers and teach the importance of reverence when praying
  • Recognize how much God loves each of us
  • Increase their knowledge of the major events in the life of Jesus
  • Increase their knowledge of the Christian meaning of Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter
  • Participate in school-sponsored Christian Outreach Projects

Language Arts

  • Build their foundation of communication skills which includes: letter recognition, phonics, and storytelling
  • Use a sentence or sentences to express needs
  • Focus during circle or story time to learn to listen to others
  • Develop comprehension by way of predicting outcomes, retelling stories, sequencing events, and following a three-step verbal direction.

Math

  • Recognize and sequence numbers 0 to 20
  • Replicate 2 part counting patterns such as 1-2-1-2
  • Sort, match, compare, classify objects
  • Recall up to 4 items using visual memory
  • Recognize basic shapes

Science

  • Recognize and identify types of weather and the four seasons
  • Encourage the child's power of observation
  • Be more aware of their personal hygiene and nutrition

Social Studies

  • Be aware of state and national holidays and customs associated with each
  • Gain insight into multiculturalism

Basic Skills and Socialization

  • Recognize first and last name in upper and lower case format
  • Understand positional concepts (left, right, top, bottom, etc.)
  • Develop greater self-awareness
  • Transition from one activity to another
  • Improve working and playing cooperatively

Art/Music

  • Appreicate music through singing and listening to a variety of music
  • Participate in the playing of rhythm instruments
  • Develop self-expression through various media and materials
  • Recognize the eight basic colors

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

  • Develop a pincer grasp
  • Grasp, hold, and manipulate objects
  • Cut in straight and curved lines
  • Draw lines and shapes
  • Improve coordination through hopping, balancing, skipping, throwing, and catching
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